On the Spot in Clermont-Ferrand

Thousands of people congregated in Clermont-Ferrand over the weekend to meet and greet some of the biggest names in the travel sketching universe. In the photo is Paris sketcher Sylvain Cnudde. Hello readers, and welcome new subscribers, I am back in Seattle after an exciting long weekend at Rendez-vous International du Carnet de Voyage. Rendez-vous is the […]

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Sketching News Roundup: Kay Van Bellen; Sanika Phawde; Ivan Chow; Antonio Gámiz; On The Spot in print

Hello readers and welcome new subscribers, Here’s a fresh batch of sketching news from talented artists who make on-the-spot sketching look easy. Also, a special announcement is below the calendar at the bottom of this newsletter. Don’t miss it. Denim Days reportage by KVB Drawing by Kay Van Bellen I had never heard of Amsterdam’s Denim […]

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Sketching News Roundup: Lapin; Peter Rush; Raúl Deamo; Melanie Chadwick; Sketcher Press in New York

Hello readers, I have a fresh delivery of sketching news for you. Enjoy! Sketcher of the Galaxy An observatory in Catania as seen by Lapin. It looks as if renowned French urban sketcher Lapin is set to take his sketchbooks into the farthest confines of the galaxy. He has been on assignment in Italy drawing the facilities […]

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Sketching News Roundup: Jenny Soep at Connect; Mike Shisler’s Burning Man experience; Valerie Orsat’s zine; Christina Wald’s travelogue

Hello readers, Fall has arrived in Seattle. I’m excited to share a new “Sketching News Roundup” with you as rain begins to pour outside. Enjoy! Tiny Changes and live-painter Jenny Soep Photo by Ryan Buchanan. Stockholm-based reportage artist Jenny Soep landed a pretty rad gig the last week of August. She was the official sketch artist for Edinburgh’s Connect […]

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Sketching News Roundup: Erin De Bar, Joey Mason, Beirut Anniversary, Society of Illustrators

Hi readers, With just a few minutes of August left on the clock here in Seattle, On the Spot’s “Sketching News Roundup” is back. Enjoy! Joust draw it! Earlier in August, London-based illustrator Erin De Bar documented a famous joust competition at Hampton Court Palace. De Bar told me via text how she felt the pressure to capture […]

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